Editor’s note: The following is Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield’s State of the City address, provided in advance by city staff:
2011 was a great year for our community as we continued to grow and thrive despite the continued national and global economic climate. The Clovis community is blessed with hardworking municipal employees who continue to move the City of Clovis forward in a positive direction. I would like to thank them for the outstanding service they provide the citizens of Clovis.
The Clovis City Commission faced some challenges in 2011 and I would particularly like to thank them for their tireless work, dedication and support for the residents of our community. As commissioners they are tasked with making the hard choices regarding the direction our city takes and they are always prepared to step up to the plate to meet and address the challenges relating to our community – from supporting new jobs for Clovis’ residents to our city streets, and from public safety to quality of life. As District 2 Commissioner Van Soelen leaves the Commission next week I would particularly like to thank him for his dedication and heart for his community. He has worked tirelessly in many areas, particularly those of public safety and quality of life and is to be commended for all his achievements as a commissioner.
Fiscally our community has remained stable during the past year. We received an outstanding audit report and our fiscal conservatism continues to ensure our healthy financial state.